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It's About State of Mind, Not Date of Birth

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Posted on July 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Apopka, Florida, is a thriving city that's home to 50,000 people, including the second longest serving mayor in American history. First elected in 1949, Mayor John Land served continuously from 1970 until 2014 when he was finally defeated at the age of 93. 

He looks back on his historic career and why over the years, some of his opponents even voted for him. Find out how this dedicated civil servant didn't let anything keep him from attending City Council meetings, even a heart procedure. 

Even as he approached 90, Mayor Land was always learning new things, including becoming a savvy Blackberry user. A World War II veteran, Land spent his entire adult life serving the country, city and family he loves. Find out his advice for aging and embracing change. 

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  • Posted 5:42pm October 16th, 2009

    Mayor John Land is a National Treasure here in Apopka Florida, I have never found anyone who didn't love John, his service as a local goverment employee goes way beyond the call of duty, he puts in more than 100% and then some.  John puts God first, family, friends and his love for his job. You could not ask for any more than that.  His leadership is excellent, hopefully he be here another 57 years. John is just like part of my family, my late mother in law Francis Williams and John grew up together here in Apopka, she was part of the Hudson family that go back many, many years.  Keep John Land and his family in your prayers, God Bless John!


    Phillip & Gail Mathes of Apopka,Fl.

  • Posted 5:30pm August 5th, 2009
    Spoken like a true servant. Great job!

  • Posted 3:32pm July 30th, 2009
    Seems to be doing a really good job - why change?  I hope he get's elected to yet another term.

  • Posted 2:06pm July 30th, 2009
    John you speak of having a willingness to change, how about for the sake of lives and property and to save $$$'s you sign a first response agreement with the surrounding fire departments and stop your 'turf war',

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